For our first little miniseries of posts together, I'll be introducing you to the busy bees running this hive. Today I'll tell you a bit about myself, and as September rolls along, I'll post introductions of our Guild Council and Chairpersons.
So without further ado, click "read more" below to find out a little bit about your new SKG Blogger!
I have a terrible sense of direction, and I am the most indecisive person I know. Well, one of the most indecisive. No, definitely the most. The good news about being indecisive, however, is that I tend to be very open minded. If I can't decide between knitting or making jewelry, I just do both. If I go to make cheesecake and can't decide whether to make chocolate or blackberry, I make both. It's terrible on budgets and waistlines, but wonderful on the overall outlook on life. There really are very few limits when you're willing to try a bit of everything.
As a result of this, my repertoire of just the fiber-based crafts is decently diverse. I knit, continental style ("picking" vs. "throwing"), though I can knit the other way 'round if I have to. I started knitting as a little girl when my mother decided to pick up a book and teach us both, and it was a fairly sad attempt on all counts. I picked it up again as a teen, hoping I'd improved with age, but it was still very difficult for me. I gave up and tried crochet instead. That went much smoother, and gave me the nudge needed to look further into the world of fiber arts. I stumbled across a website discussing the different knitting styles, and was blown away. Continental, or "picking," just clicked for me. My hands didn't fight every stitch like they had been with "throwing" English style. That was it, for me, and I took off from there. I now add spinning and needle felting to my list of things I can do, if not precisely well, at least competently. I've tried and loved a few other fiber crafts, like weaving and tatting, but wouldn't dare claim competency just yet.
Which really brings us pretty well up to the present, as far as my life of creating goes. I now get to create posts about crafting for a group of truly amazing people. That's a pretty big win in my book!
I thank you all for reading, and I look forward to all the fun we'll have together! Next up, I'll be introducing you to our new Knit News Chairperson.